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he'll be fine and we'll forget about this. >> you came in to do this. i appreciate it. you know that you only have a short segment because of hillary. >> hillary is very important. >> more to come as the full interview is going to air. thanks for watching this very short portion of newsroom international. i'm going to stay with you. we're going to zoom right back into the hillary clinton hearings on capitol hill. they aren't over yet either. they aren't over yet either. back after this. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it.
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with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathing. today, we're ready for whatever swims our way. ask your doctor about symbicort. i got my first prescription free. call or click to learn more. [ male announcer ] if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. hello, everyone. welcome to "newsroom international." i'm michael holmes sitting in for susan malveaux. we're going to take you around the world. let's update you on the main stories. hillary clinton has been in the hot seat. you've been watching the secretary of state testify live on capitol hill, grilled about that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, on september 11th last year. that attack, of course, left
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four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. at one point the issue brought her almost to tears. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> republican lawmakers have been fiercely critical, of course, of the obama administration's response to the attack in benghazi. then secretary clinton got a little fired up during some of the testimony. >> do you disagree with me that a simple phone call to those evacuees to determine what happened wouldn't have ascertained immediately that there was no protests? i mean, that was -- that was a piece of information that could have been easily, easily obtained. >> well, but senator -- >> within hours if not days. >> senator, i -- you know, when
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you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on. >> i realize that -- >> number one. number two. >> i realize that's a good excuse. >> no, it's a fact. number two, i would recommend highly you read both what the ard said about it and the classified ard because even today there are questions being raised. now we have no doubt that they were terrorists, they were militants. they attacked us, they killed our people but what was going on and why they were doing what they were doing. >> no, no, no. >> is still un -- >> again, we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that and this all sprang out of that and that was easily ascertained that that was not the facts. >> but you know -- >> the american people could have known that within days and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand that. >> was it because of a protest or was it because guys were out for a walk and decided they would go kill americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever
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happening again, senator. now, honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about this, but the -- the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. >> this is one of hillary clinton's final acts as secretary of state. her testimony this morning before the senate foreign relations committee will be followed up this afternoon with more testimony, this time before a house committee. our foreign affairs reporter lease lavin joins us. you were watching all the back and forth. what was your take away in terms of the highlights? she obviously performed very well, but she got the glilg. >> reporter: that's right, michael. and a lot of it we expected as we've been reporting. secretary of state clinton was to reaffirm and tell the steps she's taken since the attacks, since this independent panel, the ard recommended that she's taken all of these steps.
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65 action items. but she also even though the senators were respectful for the most part, senator mccain, who has really been one of the most vociferous critics of the straight's approach to benghazi not only before and in the aftermath really was tough on secretary clinton in terms of the answers that she provided to the committee. let's take a listen to an exchange between the senator and secretary clinton. >> i categorically reject your answer to senator johnson. why is it that the administration still refuses to provide the full text of the e-mails regarding the deletion of references to al qaeda in the talking snoints why do we care? the classified information had been included. it gives an entirely different version of events to the american people. going to the american people and tell them what happened, then you ought to have your facts straight. >> well, senator, i understand
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your very, very strong feelings. you knew chris. you were a friend of chris. you were one of the staunchest supporters of the efforts to dislodge gadhafi and try to give the libyan people a chance, and we just have a disagreement. we have a disagreement about what did happen and when it happened with respect to explaining the sequence of events. >> reporter: and so, michael, this was the thing of most of the republican senators on the committee. while there were questions about inadequate security for the post in benghazi at the state department -- at the u.s. diplomatic facility, most of those questions centered around those talking points delivered by ambassador rice on those sunday talk shows, which is really a criticism of the administration that there were no protests. secretary clinton saying, listen, there was a fog of war. we really didn't have a good handle on what was going on but she wanted to look ahead and say
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we really need to have resources to protect u.s. diplomatic posts and congress has a real hand in that, michael. >> when you look at it, secretary clinton, again, accepting responsibility. she's done that before. she's pledged to implement every one of the recommendations from the review board that looked into the attack. i think politically what more is she expected to do at this point? >> well, in terms of these action items, they're going to go ahead. she said she wanted them implemented by march for when her successor john kerry takes over. i think right now what she's interested in doing and what the state department is interested in doing is looking ahead. she mentioned about 20 high threat posts that u.s. posts in these countries are really still under threat. wants to make sure there's enough security at them. there was a lot of talk at this hearing about the threats posed in north africa. you saw what happened last week at the natural gas bp facility in algeria where three american hostages were killed.
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there was a conflict in neighboring mali where there are islamic extremists and the french are helping out the malians but the u.s. will be helping in that endeavor. how do you get a handle on the threat emanating from north africa and make sure the u.s. facilities have the resources they need to make sure the u.s. diplomatic facilities are safe? >> elyse labatt in washington. let's move past the politics of the benghazi incident. we're being joined from beirut. you've been there. you've been on the ground. i'm curious what we know so far fw exactly who was behind the attack. any arrests? >> reporter: well, that's the issue, michael. there haven't been any arrests except for the one civilian man who was arrested and then released. the libyans in the days after the attack told us that they had detained dozens of individuals
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for interrogation, that they had leads they were following up on. they made no significant arrests or followed up. many were pointing the finger of blame. this sets incredibly dangerous precedent. this is one issue that the secretary was not, in fact, asked about. what is the u.s. doing, either to pressure the libyan authorities to take action against those that carried out this attack or what is the u.s. doing in terms of assistance that they perhaps might be able to provide? in the days that followed the attack, michael, as you'll remember, the people of benghazi themselves took to the streets and effectively drove a number of these extremist militias out of bens and other parts in eastern libya. this was fairly significant, yet, however, because there's been no follow-up action, no legal action, no one has been brought to justice, these extremist militias have been able to move back into benghazi, move back into their bases. they're intimidating witnesses
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according to various reports. the head of the libyan investigation has been kidnapped, effectively missing for quite some time now from the city of benghazi and so these extremist militias have been able to exert power prior to the attack taking place. this most certainly creates an extremely dangerous precedent. there are links between all of these groups. >> the whole issue of weapons. some of the weapons have made it to algeria, mali, elsewhere. i want to ask you about something else, and that is of course many of us remember you made it into that consulate right after the attack, found part of the ambassador's diary. tell us about that and the impact of that. we heard senator mccain during the quizzing there of secretary clinton mention the moment that you got that diary and what it
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contained. tell us about it. >> reporter: yeah. we found the diary located on the floor of the ambassador's bedroom between the bed and the chair. it was a pretty startling discovery, first of all because of the fact that it was just lying there. the consulate clearly had not been secured following this attack and there was clearly still sensitive material that was there. throughout the diary, throughout other reporting from other sources it was clear the ambassador himself was very aware of the threat that existed against him, against the consulate, against western interests. he was very concerned about security, especially when it came to benghazi. and he was also very worried about his own personal safety, too, to a certain degree. we were able to establish that the people on the ground, including the ambassador himself, were very well aware of the threat that existed against them. the other thing was how poorly
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secured the compound itself was before and after the attack, michael. >> right. let's go back to the point i made earlier, and that is the state of libya at the moment in the wake of all of this and what's going on in places like mali and algeria as well and the weapons that are still out there. what is the state of security in libya? it's been liberated per se. what sort of law and order exists on the ground that sort of stops that weapons' movement? >> reporter: very little, and that is the issue, michael, that i personally would have wanted to see addressed to secretary clinton. what is the u.s. doing to really significantly help the libyans to security because the security forces are either unwilling or incapable of talking on these extremist militias. there was the attack on the italian consul general in libya. by all counts the situation most
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certainly is deteriorating. that poses not only a danger to libya but to the region as a whole and to various interests throughout the entire region. there were people in benghazi, michael, that were coming up and warning us, telling us that if the libyan authorities were not able to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice, the americans absolutely had to do something, and the u.s. for quite some time has been monitoring the activities of these various extremist groups just three hours outside of benghazi where they have their training camps. >> arwa, thank you. arwa damon in beirut. if you want a time line, go back and look for yourself exactly how this all unfolded. go to our website, cnn.com. just ahead on "newsroom internation international." serena williams stopped in her tracks at the aussie open. also, an appalling attack at
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believe it's chilly. well, an arctic blast is putting a huge area of the u.s. in a deep freeze from ohio to maine. temperatures are plummeting. we're talking about highs in the single digits and wind chill
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factors as low as 30 to 40 degrees below zero. ed myers in the weather center. i actually went for the first time and spent some time in chicago over the weekend. by sunday it was getting chilly. >> yes. it's not so much that it's cold in the morning, and it is. don't get me wrong. we haven't broken one single low temperature though across the northeast or north central states in the past couple of days. you would think, well, we should be breaking records. it's so cold. it's cold in the daytime. it's just not warming up. that's what people are complaining about. only getting to 11 in chicago for a high temperature. the jet stream coming up to the north and all the way back down to the south allowing very warm weather in the west. phoenix was 81 degrees yesterday. san diego, 80. that's because the jet stream's squished all the cold air here and drags it all the way down to the south into the southeast. how does this all set up? this happens almost every year but this year is a little bit more extreme, we believe, because of the lack of sea ice
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up in the arctic ocean. the arctic should be colder by now, and because it isn't cold, that is not allowing the jet stream to remain homogenous across the globe, across the pole. that's allowing the jet to dive farther south than probably it should be if there was just a big covering of ice up there. so what does that mean for us? that means that where the cold air should be here, it's now diving farther south. dooifg farther south into russia. diving farther south into china. diving farther south into the u.s. where we are, where we feel it. will it change? yes. in fact, by next week the entire jet stream changes and it gets cold in the west and we get almost record heat in the east as the jet stream drops from trough to rich. deal with this until at least monday or tuesday and then it gets much, much warmer after that. >> i was going to touch on this here. the weather has already turned deadly. i think it's three people so far dieing of hypothermia in the
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midwest. we're talking about just a matter of days before there's some relief? >> there's relief coming on monday, but then another shot of cold air coming next friday. so it's winter. this happens. but this just happens to be a lot. this happens to be cold. >> i mean, it's fascinating to see you explain it too. it would be those global warming people saying, wait. what's with the warming. you explained why. it's the warming a little further north. >> as soon as the arctic ice all freezes up, this will stop. the little jet stream will go around in a big circle or littler circle. now that it's going in a big circle, that's why we're getting so much of the arctic cold. >> chad myers, good to see you. well, he had been threatened for months, and then it happened. an attack that would change his life. the artistic director of russia's most famous ballet company now fighting for his eyesight after a man threw acid in his face. we'll have more when we come back. while a body in motion tends to stay in motion.
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♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ to moscow now where doctors are fighting to save the eye site of the bolshoi ballet's artistic director. somebody threw acid in his face
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while he was walking home. as phil black reports, investigators say the motive likely professional. >> reporter: this was only a few hours after someone threw sulfuric acid in his face. he says he thought he was going to be shot. the attack followed almost three weeks of anonymous phone threats. beneath that bandage is the scarred face of a man who dedicated his career to grace and beauty. he was the artistic director of the world famous bolshoi ballet. this is the company rehearsing to be his next big show. it opens this week without him. everyone here involved with the bolshoi ballet must try to get on with their jobs of trying to achieve artistic excellence while also dealing with the cruel violence that has been inflicted on one of their own.
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they must now try to work to restore this battered reputation. the bolshoi ballet is famous for its bitter rivalries. colleagues and police say the motive was likely professional. the theater director says whoever did it wanted to create panic among the dancers but it didn't work. those dancers will be led by a new artistic director until he recovers. he chose his replacement. a former premiere ballerina who has worked with the company for 25 years. she says she's going to follow his plans and she believes the dancers will now be united by greater respect and care for each other. his medical recovery will be slow. after a skin graft and a second eye operation. it's still too soon to know if his sight can be saved. his colleagues are now working to ensure his artistic vision
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isn't lost. phil black, cnn, moscow. extraordinary. well, it has been perhaps the most dysfunctional relationship in the history of u.s. israeli ties. now that benjamin netanyahu will be prime minister again, will he and the president overcome their differences? we'll talk to an expert when we come back. has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do
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zwroo well, today is election day in jordan, and there are a couple of noteworthy things about the voting there today. yes, jordan is a kingdom, but people do get to pick some of the parliament. for the first time ever international observers were allowed to be watched over the vote looking for signs of glitches and intimidation. so far they report everything running smoothly. jordan remains pretty stable in a region turned upside down by the arab spring. this is a major point, too. jordan is friendly to israel. it's not without its problems though. that does bring us to israel. election time there as well. voters across israel choosing to keep prime minister benjamin netanyahu on the job. only his coalition kept enough
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seats to just stay in power. lost seats though, many of them to religious parties to the far right and to a new party with a surprising popularity. here's cnn's atika shubert. >> reporter: who is j.r.lapite. after tuesday's election, he is also the newest, brightest star on the political scene. his party winning an astonishing 18 seats in parliament. an upset that makes him the most wanted partner in nicole ligs. >> translator: the state of israel is standing in front of uneasy challenges. they threaten to destroy the israeli middle class. it's facing the breakdown of social equality. there is only one way that we can face those challenges,
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together. >> reporter: what do lapid and his party stand for? >> together with you we can change the priorities in this country. >> reporter: it translates to there is a future. the party's platform, however, is decidedly domestic. affordable housing, improving education, and their hot button issue, putting an end to the exemption of the military service for orthodox jews. in interviews lapid has proposed israel should give up much of the west bank while retaining control of jerusalem. for many israeli voters, lapid represents the modern secular voice of israel. his strong showing in the polls brings the center back into israeli politics. benjamin netanyahu remains the front-runner to be prime minister, but yarir lapid could be the lead partner or he could lead the opposition. either way, after this election
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night lapid is a new force to be reckoned with. >> reporting from jerusalem. let's get aaron david miller in here. you've written exclusively on the middle east. before we get on to benjamin netanyahu's narrow victory, and it was about as narrow as it gets, tell us a little bit more about lapid who we just saw in the report. media darling courting the middle class or perhaps a bit of a king maker in this situation? did far better than anyone predicted. >> you know, third parties, michael, don't really do that well in israeli politics traditionally. i don't think lapid has any chance if he wants to maintain his relevancy and have a shelf life on this party, that he needs to join the government. he needs to exercise the kind of
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power and influence that is required to service and fulfill his agenda. >> he has a lot of different ideas to benjamin netanyahu, doesn't he? >> he does, clearly, but remember, benjamin netanyahu is the master of the israeli economy which has done quite well although they're now facing serious austerity concerns and are going to have to impose some of them on the public. on the peace issue, i think there's actually quite a lot of consensus between lapid and netanyahu, both support, nominally, a two state situation. like netanyahu and his father, tommy lapid, he's against the division of jerusalem. so i wouldn't hold my breath that whatever israeli government that emerges is going to be able to take major decisions on the israel yanl palestinian decisions because it's going to be a broader government. it's on the rule of the orthodox, national service, socioeconomic issues and perhaps on iran. >> a lot of people think that the center in israel, it's
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really much disputed, has moved further to the right and this government may too. he wants only just, the voters heard him, a bit of a slap in face. he has to do deals. that's the nature of the politics. you have to have a coalition. the more diverse it is, the harder it is to move it forward. what is he going to face pulling it together? >> i think the question is can a sit with b? i mean, lapid has a major priority in trying to push the issue of national service for the orthodox community within israel. that's invariably going to create major tensions with benjamin netanyahu's traditional coalition partners. >> he's having to hold hands with them as well. >> exactly. so i think you could foresee a coalition, as strange as it may seem, of lecoud, that is to say netanyahu, lapid and his gash s
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-- in a tally bennett, the right wing 40-year-old millionaire with solid security credentials at the expense of the orthodox party. that would actually be quite a significant achievement if they could put it together. >> it would be an interesting look. let's talk about netanyahu and president obama moving forward and maybe forward is the wrong word. the path has not been rosie. testy relationships in the past. what happens now in terms of their relationship, especially if netanyahu does move further right? >> well, if he puts together a narrow right government, which is possible based on the arithmetic, we're in for rocky waters. even though it's my conclusion that if obama wants to get anything done in the middle east, he has to find a way to work with the israeli prime minister, with netanyahu, not around him. but if the government goes broader, i suspect a lot of impending tensions are actually going to dissipate and netanyahu will in some respects be able to
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preside over a much more functional, at least at the top, u.s./israeli relationship. this is without a doubt four years in the most dysfunctional relationship between any american president and any israeli prime minister probably, without over drama advertising this, in the history of the relationship. so i think the broader government will ease tensions, allow some progress on the palestinian issue and make the next four years much less rockier than they would ordinarily be. >> yeah. and whether anything gets done on the peace process, if we can call it a process, we'll see. we'll get you back on and have a couple of hours to discuss that one. >> another day, michael. we could probably do it in five minutes, actually. >> well, in theory you could, yes. >> the shape it's in, less than five minutes. >> yeah. you've got that right. good to see you. aaron david miller. always interesting to get his thoughts on these things. now it has been called the first scandal of president obama's second term.
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beyonce putting on a show at the inauguration. the question is, was it live? a question surrounding her performance when we come back. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, tell your doctor if you have new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a heart attack. use caution when driving or operating machinery. common side effects include nausea, trouble sleeping and unusual dreams. with chantix and with the support system it worked.
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well, three whole days since president obama's inauguration and more people are talking about beyonce's national anthem than the president's speech. did she or didn't she? and for some, who cares?
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that's the debate anyway. i'm going to give you a little sliver now of the cnn twitter chatter about it. cnn host piers morgan says this, quote, i still don't care if beyonce lip synched or not. she's a beautiful singer and lovely woman. half the world's starving, folks, get over it. this is not a milli vanilli deception. she sang the song whether it was live or on member more riks. #dating myself? yes, jamal, you are. and this from comedian and cnn contributor dean obedallah. it's beyonce gate. you can read that at cnn.com. well, we still haven't decided if it really matters or not whether beyonce lip synched her performance or not. here's jim acosta on why she may have decided to play it safe, if
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she did. ♪ oh, say can you see >> reporter: it's the question on just about everyone's lips in washington on the day after the inaugural. was beyonce's version of the star spangled banner live or was it lip synched. according to an official, it was all on tape. a spokesman for the u.s. marine band tells cnn she did not actually sing. beyonce made a recording of the national anthem overnight before the inaugural. she even posted pictures of herself in the studio surrounded by a group of marine officials. the prerecording is standard procedure, the marines say, in case anything goes wrong during the actual ceremony. watching tonian magazine first started raising questions about the authenticity of the performance. the magazine's editor was seated ten feet away from the u.s. marine band. he said, it appeared the band was pretending to play their instruments. >> it immediately struck me that
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i couldn't hear the band and i was staring at the saxophone player. couldn't hear him, couldn't hear anyone else. >> the marine band released a statement blaming the lack of time. there was no time for ms. knolls carter to practice though it was determined a live performance was ill-advised for such a high profile event. >> sounds like they were playing it safe maybe? >> that's right. they decided it was the safest option to use the prerecorded version. they knew they would have that nailed and knew it would come out great, which it did. >> reporter: despite the comment from the band spokesman that said beyonce did not sing, marine officials are contradi contradicting themselves to say no one is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded. ♪ and the rocket's red glare >> reporter: what's also not clear is why beyonce removed her earpiece. the u.s. marine band also didn't
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say. beyonce's taped performance is not unprecedented. the band says during president obama's first inaugural in 2009 american chel lis yeo yeo mao used a prerecording due to the frigid temperatures. as for the other performers, representatives for james taylor ♪ my country 'tis of thee >> reporter: and kelly clarkson confirmed they did, in fact, turn in live performances. clarkson's "my country 'tis of thee" drew a special shout out from chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: we did reach out to beyonce's publicist. we haven't gotten any special statement from the joint congressional committee. senator lamar alexander said beyonce sounded good to him. jim acosta, cnn, washington.
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it's been the biggest upset so far at the aussie open. 19-year-old american sloane stephens rallying to beat fellow american serena williams today in the quarterfinal round. our amanda davis reports from melbourne. >> reporter: it's probably too early to talk about a changing of the guard, but undoubtedly sloane stephens has made the tennis world stand to attention. on paper there's only ever going to be one winner of this contest. a 19-year-old with no tight tals to her name playing in her first grand slam quarterfinal up against a 15-time grand slam champion in serena williams. it's probably doing stephens a disservice to talk about serena's back injury although it did undoubtedly affect the 31-year-old's performance. although when eric clapton's
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"knocking on heaven's door" outside the arena said they were taking it too far. stephens chased every ball, and certainly didn't let the occasion get the best of her. so it's into the semifinals having beaten the player she grew up idolizing. the big question, is sloane stephens the poster girl for the next generation? amanda davis, cnn, melbourne. don riddell of cnn international sports is with me to talk about this stunning upset. don, there was a bit of a temper tantrum, i saw, during the highlight. >> yes. serena decided she didn't like her racket very much so she gave it not one but two violent cracks. we can show you that. it was the end of her tennis racket. yeah. i've seen a lot worse from serena on a tennis court. so it wasn't too bad.
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yeah, it cost her 1500 bucks. >> 1500? the racket's probably worth more than in that? >> really? >> it didn't help her any. she was in an incredible position. she was expected to win. she was up a set, up a break. in the space of about 25:00 it all completely unraveled. probably the key to her loss was that she injured her back, she had a limp. >> tell us about her. a lot of people wouldn't know her although she is ranked. >> yeah, in the top 50. she's seated 29th in this tournament. she definitely has a bright future ahead of her although she hasn't actually won a tournament. she now finds herself in the semifinal of the grand slam. can you imagine that would be err first win? >> i would be nervous. >> this will give her confidence. she deserves this. she's a big hitter. she is the son of a former nfl
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running back, john stephens. her mom is an all-american swimmer. >> she struggled from the part in sports. no, terrific win for her. tennis, too. always nice to get a new face in there. being a teenager, one of her first acts was a teenage one. >> yeah, straight over to the cell phone on the side of the court. check your messages. the messages were coming in thick and fast. so much so she couldn't use her phone. i think she was going to send her mess a message or make a call. she went from 145 messages to 213 and the funny thing about this is that she's over seas. you know when you make or receive international rates, it can be rather expensive. apparently her mom's already been on her case saying all of this money you're going to win on the tournament you're going to spend it on paying off the tournaments. >> it's 50 cents a text. i know this. >> she's already won $500,000 for getting this far. i think there will be a bit left
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over. >> probably a few omgs, lols. yolos. good to see you, don. don riddell here. strapping on a pair of skis to find out how to manage financial risk. sounds a little strange, but we are talking about richard quest. he learned some key lessons on a snow covered mountain. ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart.
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40 world leaders, more than 2,000 business executives all gathering in one place. yes, it's that time of year again, davos, switzerland. experts trying to figure out the best way to grow the global economy. sometimes that involves a little risk. richard quest learning some crucial lessons on risk taking outside the forum's doors on top of a snow covered mountain. >> reporter: on the mountain risk is everywhere. the lessons must be learned. newark has been a ski instructor for years. he knows on the mountain and in the global economy it's all about knowledge. >> move with the bump and take it like swallow the bump when it's coming towards us. >> reporter: so far we've
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navigated the bump of the fiscal cliff. now we must negotiate the debt ceiling. high unemployment, social unrest. again, we learn from the mountain. baby steps to build confidence. >> your free ski slowly. we feel what we are doing. then we get confident and we get faster and faster. >> reporter: but economic growth seemingly won't go faster. there's always the risk in the global economy that something goes wrong. snowboarders are like central bankers. they have their own way of treading down the mountain. for bankers it means printing money. it's brutal economics. what's the secret to
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snowboarding? you pick up speed too quickly and you end up falling over? >> no, come on. you need to move. >> reporter: why do you like snowboarding? you go too fast, too quickly, and fall over. >> not necessarily. >> reporter: perhaps the best lesson to be learned in managing risk comes from the cross-country skier, those hearty experts of slow, steady progress taking huge amounts of energy. >> you need to be fit with the whole body, not only with parts of your body. >> you make the power around. you can slowly or you can a lot of speed. at your pace. >> reporter: and the ever graceful richard quest joins us now live from davos. without ali velshi's hat, which is rather smart, i must say. inside the forum, richard, is
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there a consensus on the smartest way to boost the economy? >> reporter: no, there really isn't. people like phillip jennings of the trade union says the world needs a pay raise. everybody else says -- there's no general view on what needs to happen. i suppose they would say to you regulation, structural reform, political consensus, but everybody can agree with that in principle. it's when you start putting the details, the flesh on the bones, michael, that it becomes more difficult. everyone knows we're in trouble but there's no single prescription for how we get out of it. >> there's a lot of pitching that goes on there in davos. you have covered it many, many, many times. the russian prime minister made a pitch today for international investment in his country. why? what did he say? >> reporter: he basically said russia is open for business and he wants to get growth back to 4%. to do that he said that anybody who is coming into the country
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is welcome providing they have the same goals, which is to improve the russian economy, to improve the russian business environment, and to do business there. now in saying that he wasn't saying anything new. it's hardly revolutionary stuff, but there's a time when russia is perceived, michael, to be the number one place for growth and industry and where people are very much looking at the future. the fact that the russian prime minister came here, made those comments is significant. incidentally, fareed zakaria is talking to the prime minister this weekend on "gps." >> always a very smart show, as is yours on cnn international. good to see you without a cast anywhere on your extremities there in davos. much appreciated. all right. now a goat with an appetite for flowers lands in court for eating the wrong thing.
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up to the stunt and shouldn't be held responsible. gary was doing what goats do. case dismissed. why is it when we do my country it's goats eating things and sharks attacking people? that'll do it for "newsroom international." thanks for your company. martin savage will join you. a lot of other things happen. >> i know they do, michael, but >> i know they do, michael, but goats are interesting. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com this is the "cnn newsroom." i'm martin savage in for susan malveaux. the congressional gun violence task force is meeting. it's not the same group led by vice president biden. nancy pelosi and others talk about violence against women. the debt ceiling vote. hillary clinton, an emotional one moment and then fired up the very next. we are talking about the secretary of state holding her
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own on capitol hill. and she testifies about that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th of last year. it left four americans dead including the u.s. a.mbassador o libya. jill dougherty has details. >> reporter: in the hot seat to answer for the administration's handling of the deadly attack, the secretary of state described the first chaotic hours when she monitored events from the state department. >> i instructed or senior department officials and our diplomatic security personnel to consider every option, to just break down the doors of the libyan officials to get as much security support as we possibly could. >> reporter: throughout the senate hearing there was no doubt how personally clinton took the death of the four americans in benghazi. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i with you the my arms around
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the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: but also clear, republicans angry charges at the state department and the obama administration did not see the danger signs and were not forthcoming about what happened. >> the american people deserve to know answers and they certainly don't deserve false answers. and the answers that were given the american people on september 15th by the ambassador to the united nations were false. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> but what was -- >> reporter: clinton was not afraid to push back. >> no. no. no. again. we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that, and that was easily ascertained that
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that was not the fact. the american people could have known that in days. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night that decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it snake. >> reporter: a feisty clinton told questioning senators if they want security improved, they need to pay for it. >> we've got to get our act together. >> reporter: clinton told the committee that 20 other diplomatic posts are in as dangerous a situation as benghazi and she warned of the spreadi spreading jihadist threat. >> we are in for a struggle. it is a necessary struggle. we cannot prevent northern mali to be a safe haven. >> reporter: she said last week's hostage taking in algeria, she added. >> there's no doubt the algerian terrorists had weapons from libya. there's no doubt that the malian
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remnants of aqim have weapons from libya. >> jill dougherty reporting there. i want to bring in now wolf blitzer. he's in washington. wolf, we expected heated exchanges in that hearing. of course, that's exactly what we got. what struck you most? >> well, i thought that what senator mccain really went into point by point by point the criticism that he's been leveling now for some time and going after the secretary, why didn't you do this, why nt didn't you do that, i thought she would respond more forcefully to him as she did to senator ronn johnson earlier and you ran that clip in jill's piece. she didn't really respond directly to all the accusations that the -- that senator mccain made. she certainly didn't respond to that very direct assault on her by senator ran paul when he said if i had been president and you had ignored these earlier memos warning of security problems at benghazi at the u.s. diplomatic compound, i would have fired you. she sort of shrugged him off.
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she shrugged mccain off. i was surprised. i thought she would have responded in a more specific, hard-hitting way. i was also surprised by the emotions she showed. the tough response to senator ronn johnson, but the very passionate, emotional, near choking back tears when she spoke about those four americans who were killed in benghazi. it showed the range of her emotions on this day. remember, let's put it into some sort of context. for the past month plus she's been pretty sick. she had a bad flu. she then fell. she fainted. she had a concussion. then she had a blood clot in her head and she was in the hospital for a few days, a serious blood enclosed between her ear and her brain. now she's back and she's doing the best she can. this has been a pretty emotional ride. this was certainly not, martin, the way she was expecting her four years as secretary of state to end. >> she will, of course, go before the house foreign affairs committee next hour. do you think it's going to be
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more of the same? >> yes. i think that they will be respectful of the republican chairman of the house foreign affairs committee, they've urged all the republicans to be respectful, but i do think there will be some tough questions and there will be some very strong statements along the line of what senator ran paul did, to a certain degree marco rubio on the senate side. i do expect more of the same. let's see if she responds in more specific detail to some of those specific allegations. i didn't hear, you know, her go -- she says she really wasn't involved in that decision, the controversial decision to ask the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, to appear on the five talk shows five days or so after the attack on 9/11 of last year. she really said she had no role in that. that was a white house decision. i suspect we'll be hearing more about susan rice, what she said, that's coming up before the house foreign affairs committee. >> of course, as everyone knows,
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this is hillary clinton's final acts, one of them. do you think this in any way tarnishes that record? >> no. i think she will go forward and she's widely respected. i think she's going to take -- obviously leave the state department. john kerry, once he's confirmed, i think he will be confirmed, he has his own confirmation hearings before the senate foreign relations committee. she's going to move on. sheal she'll do some projects. after a year or two -- this is my own hunch, get back into the political arena. i still suspect she has a desire to be the first woman president of the united states. >> well, as i know, your hunches are very good. wolf blitzer, thanks very much. >> thank you. hillary clinton, as you just saw, finally appears on capitol hill. she will address the house foreign affairs committee in the next hour. later today wolf blitzer will break it down for you on "the situation room." well, we could see a break in the political standoff over
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the debt ceiling, at least a temporary one. the house is expected to vote this hour on a bill that will extend the debt limit through mid may. athena jones is following this. hello, athena. does this just kick the can down the road? what does this bill really do? >> reporter: hi, martin. it does kick the can down the road, to may to be exact. something some house democrats have a problem with. there's a series of votes that have started now. we could be seeing this go down very, very soon. what this bill does is it suspects the debt ceiling until may. that means treasury can borrow without limit to pay for america's obligations. this is something that gives congress breathing room to deal with some of their other big fiscal challenges that we all know about. it lifts this immediate threat of a default, which is so dangerous not just for the american economy but for the world markets. it does so with a requirement, a price requiring the senate to pass a budget. actually, both houses, each house would have to pass a
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budget or members of congress won't be paid. their pay will be put in an escrow account are they won't be paid. that's a little bit. schtick they're trying to use. this takes away the threat of a big default. >> house republicans have it seems backed off their demand that any increase in the debt ceiling be matched by spending cuts. is this seen as a political retreat or are they hoping to gain something in return? >> reporter: well, both sides are kind of gloating here and claiming victory. we had a press conference from senate democrats who said this was a victory, the house is now setting a precedent. they're stepping away from the idea that raising the debt ceiling must be accompanied by spending cuts. they're decoupling that which is what the white house and democrats argue what should be done. people on the house side says this forces the hand of the senate. each side is trying to spin this
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as a victory. certainly the thinking is that at least one of the things that the president said he wanted to do, which is set aside the rest of these fiscal debates and break them apart in the idea of raising the debt ceiling. depends who you ask, martin. >> after the debt ceiling, dairy ask what's sneks is there another potential crisis waiting in the wings? >> reporter: it seems like there's always a crisis. >> it does. >> reporter: we still have the sequester, the fiscal cliff from the beginning of the year. all that did was kick the can down the road. we're talking about 8% to 10% in cuts. that's something they also have to deal with. also the budget resolution. that expires in the end of march. one more thing to deal with in the midst of all of this. more excitement on the way, martin. >> excitement is one way to put it. athena jones on capitol hill. thanks very much. >> thanks. this story, moments ago a
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millions of people in the midwest and the northeast are
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again. if i tell you and i look at you straight in the face what's causing this and tell you global warming, you're going to laugh. i9s' the case. because there's no sea ice up in the arctic. the arctic is warmer than it should be. in fact, quebec is colder than the arctic. when this happens, when this kind of surface happens there's not cold air just pounding over here, right over santa claus. the jet stream is allowed to expand farther south. because it's expanding farther to the south, the cold air that should be bottled up making more sea ice and it's not expands in china, russia, and all the way down to the u.s. that's exactly the shape we're in, marty. >> how long is it going to last? >> we warm up on sunday. we could break record highs in the northeast on tuesday and then another slam on friday of next week back down well below freezing, probably below zero again for next weekend. up and down and up and down. that's what this is doing.
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the disease that eventually led to football player junior seau in taking his own life cannot be diagnosed in living people. a new study from ucla may change that. sanjay gupta explains. >> reporter: when he was a
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backup quarterback in the nfl wayne clark was lucky to call a play or throw a pass. in fact, he spent most of his time on the sideline. >> i didn't take the steady contacts that other players did. >> reporter: except for one game, one concussion in 1972. >> i went down in a slump. i didn't know where i was and didn't know what was going on and so forth. >> reporter: he spent several bleary hours confused and then boarded a plane back home. >> somewhere over new mexico, arizona, i finally became aware of what was going on again. >> reporter: clark's brain was rattled, but it only happened once during his five-year career. >> the scans -- >> reporter: that's what makes this picture of clark's brain so interestingplexerplexing. he has an abnormal protein called tau in his brain. it's been found in the brains of several former nfl players. dave doer son, junior seau.
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all had cognitive problems and eventually committed suicide. they were diagnosed with cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. clark is cognitively normal. let me show you what i'm he talking about. that's a normal brain scan. compare it to two players in the study who had at least one concussion. you can immediately tell bright areas of yellow, bright areas of red. that's what researchers believe indicates the presence of tau. cte in its most severe cases has memory problems, depression and anger. they'reot looking just whether or not tau is present but whether it's present in parts of the brain that are responsible for those emotions. >> what we're looking at -- >> reporter: dr. gary small, the study's lead researcher, said he was surprised to find tau in the brains of all of the players, tau that until now could only be seen by pathologists. >> what they've been seeing in
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the brain, little tau deposits. we could see the same pattern. >> reporter: it's a small study. it's very preliminary. you want to make sure this can apply to a larger part of the population, not just retired nfl players. the tau protein is something that they're trying to find. this test is a pretty good test for that. it can be other proteins that they might be finding as well. they have to find out if they can make this more specific as they go forward. >> medically how do you use the information? >> reporter: what you'd like to do is say somebody who may be at risk of developing cte because of football, because of blows to the head in some regard, could you have diagnosed this earlier? the follow-up question which i think you're alluding to, then what do you do about it? >> exactly. >> we don't have a great answer. the same thing with alzheimer's disease. you can diagnose it earlier. you may be able to give medication to slow down the
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progression. >> do you learn more about the time frame, the time you suffer the injury to the onset? >> i think so. you met mr. clark in the piece. from a cognitive standpoint he's perfectly normal but he does have this evidence of tau. you may figure out how it's progressing and give him a little bit of a glimpse of the future. we see it at autopsy now. >> right. >> as hard as that is to think about, here you might get an idea of the progression. >> any news -- >> i saw this in a player as young as 17 years old, in a high school football player. obviously it was a little precursor maybe to what life had in store for him. he didn't survive, but you wonder how this does affect people. >> yeah, many parents are going to be wondering. sanjay, thanks very much. >> you've got it. right now we are looking at the house that has just passed an extension on the u.s. debt limit. this is what we were talking about with athena jones a short
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things. meanwhile, you can spend a lot of time, actually, when you're looking for the best of foods, the finest extra-virgin olive oil. you might not be getting what you paid for. experts say food fraud is on the rise. cat is the managing editor of eatocracy. what is food fraud and how serious is this problem? >> we've been sort of joking if you are what you eat, you're having a bit of an identity crisis right now. there was a study just published today where 800 food items were added to the food fraud database. that is a 60% increase from last year. what it boils countries down to is producers of very common ingredients are substituting parts of what you think you're getting. they might be diluting, they might be subbing in a whole different substance. they're trying to cut down on their costs, get more money out
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of your pocket and defraud you by not telling you what you are getting and paying for. >> what are some of the most common food fraud items? >> this is pretty upsetting. some of these things are things that are in our everyday diet. milk is a frequent one, olive oil, coffee. saffron is not in everybody's diet every day. still one of the things you're paying top dollar for. there's a certain amount of outrage about this. spices are really common. >> some of these things we consider staples, vital. what can we do to make sure we're getting what we think we're getting? >> my colleague sarah latrent is an incredible shopper. she's come up with a few ideas to help you out at the grocery store. first of all, make sure if there is a whole alternative, to use that. if you can get a lemon instead of lemon juice. if you can get a whole spice instead of ground spice, go for that. make sure if you can buy possibly from a farmer or reputable source. do that. there's no middleman trying to make an extra buck on you. you don't want to buy into the
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newest sort of food health trends. those often aren't necessarily tested and those are where some of the highest margins of this are happening. you wants to be aware of something called "white tuna." that's not necessarily real tuna. there's another fish that they're substituting in there which is technically fine to eat. some people have a hard time digesting. you want to make sure you're getting actual tuna. also educate yourself and train your palate a little bit. trust your nose. trust all of your senses to know if you've had honey before and this doesn't taste quite like honey, do a little bit of digging around. >> well, let me ask you what's the reaction to this study about food fraud? >> well, we asked on twitter, and people are, as you can imagine, pretty outraged because this is what they're putting into their bodies and what is being taken out of their walg le wallets. we had one person saying definitely a situation where buying local and supporting local farmers becomes a key.
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another person said yet another reason buying local and from vendors you've established a relationship with is so important. >> and i'm wondering, is there any kind of arm of the federal government that is supposed to sort of keep them honest when it comes to ingredients and what they're doing as far as those that make the stuff? >> yeah. the fda is supposed to be our advocate in this. i think something we all need to remember is the fda works for us and it's in our best interests to shout to them as loudly as possible. there are petitions out there. you can send notes to them. you can lobby your local representative and make sure that they are standing up for what you're putting into your body and what is going out of your wallet. you are your own best defense in this case. >> and of course if you want more information where do we go? >> go to eatocracy.com. it's front and center. >> cat kinsman serving up a healthy plate of food for thought. thank you very much. >> thank you. she grew up idolizing serena
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19-year-old american sloane stephens beat fellow american serena williams in the quarterfinal round. williams wasn't happy. she smashed her racket to the ground after stevens took a one game lead in the third set. mark mckay caught up with stephens before she headed to australia. >> reporter: sloane stephens is making a name for herself in the tennis world. the 19-year-old with the athletic build and big smile is the youngest player in the top 50. she's not afraid to tell you about her approach to the game. >> it's going to be hectic out there, but i think, you know, it's going to be a grind to get every ball back, you know, run after every ball. if i'm losing, you're going to be tired, i'm going to be tired and it's just going to be a battle. >> reporter: stephens knows that america is hungry, make that starving for a new tennis star. she also knows the comparisons to the williams sisters will only grow louder as she wins
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more matches, but for now try not to confuse her with venus or serena. >> yeah, some people are like, oh, my god, are you serena? really, do i look like serena? come on. at ucla people would see her and think she was there. i would come an hour. oh, my god, serena. i'm like, wait, what? what? no. >> i think it's pretty safe to say those comparisons are going to stop now that stephens has beaten serena williams. the rising teen star will phase victoria azarenka in the stunning final round. a missouri school wants parents to tell if they own guns. what do you think? is that a violation of privacy or a smart way to keep track of weapons? ♪
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zwroo authorities say that a shooting at a community college in texas apparently stemmed from an argument between two men. they say at least one of the men was armed and at least one had a student i.d. three people were wounded including the men involved in the argument. a maintenance worker was also hit in the leg. the man who is the shooter is in the hospital. he was charged with aggravated assault. it was the sound of gunfire that sent students ducking under desks on the college campus of loan star college. a teen accused of killing five members of his family and platting as massacre after the a walmart. they can explain the horrific
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acts that niemia riego allegedly committed. they say something terribly went wrong. relatives described him as a gifted athlete and musician. he shot and killed his mother, father, and three siblings in their knew mexico home. the sheriffs said he planned to continue his rampage at walmart and die in a shootout with police. the question, why. >> the motive is articulated by the suspect, was purely that he was frustrated with his mother. he did not articulate that to our investigators any further or give any further investigation. >> the sheriff pointed out another factor, video games. >> i can tell you that the suspect was involved heavily in games, violent games. it's kind of what he was in. and was quite excited as he got
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the opportunity to discuss that with our investigators. >> his case is expected to go before a grand jury within the next ten days. he's being charged as an adult. the national rifle association slamts president obama over his inaugural address. in a speech in loss veg guess executive vice president wayne lapierre says the president's words make a mockery of america's freedom. he sounded off over mr. obama's call for expanded background checks. >> he wants to put every private personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government. and he wants to keep all of those names in a massive federal registry. there's only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners, to either tax them or take them. the only reason. >> a missouri sheriff is
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defiantly pledging not to enforce any part of president obama's gun control plan that he thinks violates the constitution. he's even drafted a letters asking fellow law enforcement officers to do the same. he wants them to sign it and send it to the president. part of that letter reads any attempt to restrict the second amendment rights through the executive order is uncons city tulgsal and tantamount to an all out assault on the united states constitution. as osage county sheriff, i also took an oath to the constitution but unlike obama, i intend to uphold mine. they have september the letter to the white house. meanwhile, on the other side of the gun debate a missouri lawmaker wants to require any parents who own guns to notify their child's school. as elizabeth matthews from cnn affiliate ksdk reports, parents have mixed reactions. >> reporter: it's the next idea in a long list of proposed ideas
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for gun control making it mandatory for parents to notify their children's school about their gun supply. state senator maria sha pell nadol says she wants the gun violence to stop and this is a different idea that no one has brought up. >> it encourages parents to make sure they store their guns safely in their homes. it gives the school districts the opportunity to help encourage gun safety in the community and in the household. >> reporter: we head today a high school basketball game to see just how parents would feel if they had to inform their school that they are gun owners. >> i agree with it. we need to know because a lot of parents aren't governing their homes properly. >> reporter: most parents say the bill doesn't focus the attention on the right parents. >> it concerns me a bit because i think the parents that would have no problem registering their guns aren't the ones you have to worry about. >> reporter: the principal of brentwood high says the information may help the police
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more than the school districts. what about blaming a parent for guns in their house that they don't even know about? >> maybe a student obtaining a weapon without the parent even knowing about it. >> i'm understanding what they're trying to do, but making us notify them if we have guns is not going to deter the behavior what makes people do what they do with guns. >> tomorrow, by the way, at 1:10 eastern you can join us for a live interview with the lawmaker behind the bill. home sales, they have hit a five-year high, though the question, is it time to sell or buy? and how does this impact the market? that will be next. vacations, bloodlines, nights out. do your friends seem to have it all on facebook? well, if you're getting jealous, you are not alone. how facebook can trigger depression. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms
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you know facebook's supposed to make you feel connected, happy, but there is a fascinating new study that has uncovered rampant envy among people who use the site. the real question is, could facebook be making you envy yio and if so, what should you do about it? elizabeth cohen joins us. what did the study find? >> the study looks at german college students. pretty specific group of people. what they found is one out of three of them said that they had
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feelings, like specific kinds of feelings, such as anger, frustration, or irritation when they used facebook which, as you said, you're supposed to feel connected and happy. it's sort of unfortunate that one out of three felt this. then when they asked more questions they got to the bottom of it which is that there was feelings of envy. >> and what triggers it? what are the specific events or postings that get people angry? >> they're on facebook looking around and you see someone's vacation pictures. wow, they had a great time on their vacation. or you see a picture of someone in a happy moment, like newborn babies. or you see social success. wow, boy, they're at a party with 30 people. wow, they have more friends than i do. it's the same kind of thing that makes you envious in real life, right? except on facebook it's on steroids. >> it's in your face. >> in your face. so that's hard for some people to take. one out of three that felt those emotions, they generally felt more dissatisfied with life. >> so what's the solution? i mean, should i just forget facebook or is there a way to
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deal with it? >> i think if it's really making you miserable, you can forget facebook. some people can't for their work, their school, they need to be on it. there's a couple of things you can do short of getting rid of facebook. for example, you can say -- do a gut check, say, am i one of these people? when i finish an hour of facebook do i feel happy or do i feel yicky because i see these wonderful things people are doing? also, you can avoid posts that set you off. if you know that cousin billy's pictures make you envious, don't go to his page. can you hide his posts. that's nor option. recognize that facebook isn't reality. people are putting their best face, literally, forward on facebook, right. you get the one happy picture on vacation. you don't get the three days of arguing with the wife and kids. you can take a facebook vacation. wow, facebook is just making me miserable, try not to go on it. >> right. i suspect people overinflate their stories or photo shop
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their pictures. >> absolutely. facebook is a portrait. you can paint that portrait however you want. >> doesn't necessarily mean it's true. >> exactly. >> it's not just envy of facebook, it's also an addiction. that is a real issue. you can read elizabeth's full issue on line. thanks very much for joining us. >> thanks. home prices, they're up. good news. that is helping to boost home sales to a five-year high. alison kosik joins us now from the new york stock exchange. allison -- allison, you would think that the prices would have changed. >> people have been waiting for the housing prices to hit a bottom. there's nothing like watching the housing prices hit a bottom and move back up as a motivator to get out there and buy a home. many people are looking to jump in and buy before they see those prices go any higher. it's that increased demand that's really adding to the rise in prices. plus, you've got those
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historically low interest rates that are out there. the average 30 year fixed mortgage rate is 3.66%. it was that in 2012. it's even lower than that now 36789.25%. you have that combined with the slow economic recovery. it's been just enough to move the needle on the housing recovery. also helping prices there is less inventory out there, as we're coming out of the economic crisis, fewer homes are in foreclosure, not sitting empty for months like they were. so when supply goes down, and demand goes up, you get the higher prices as well. >> and, alison, what is the impact overall on the economy because of this news? >> the interesting thing is you see this ripple effect. you get more demand for, you know, building supplies and furniture and appliances and services like home inspectors and contractors and plumbers and electricians. that helps retail sales, that helps move jobs and you've got all the mortgage payments and those payments actually add to gdp, the national association of home builders says housing makes
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up about 15% of the total economy. so the housing recovery is definitely having an impact on the overall recovery and that is interesting about that, martin, you think about it, the housing crisis is what got us into the economic mess in the first place. and it seems to be the strongest point or the bright spot that is kind of getting us out ever so slightly. >> and real quick, before you go, do we know who is buying? who is the person out there buying up the houses? >> it is really the first time home buyers, also anybody selling their house and getting a decent price for it and moving. you're not seeing home sales where they were let's say in 2005, but they certainly are getting momentum again, martin. >> any news in that front is welcome. alison kosik, thank you very much. if you're looking to buy or sell, by the way, check out cnnmoney.com for the top ten things you need to know when buying a home. apple shareholders, they are eagerly waiting to hear how that company explains a 30% drop in
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stock prices in september. the first quarter earnings report will come out today. we're live from silicon valley in a minute. and there are apps for everything. restaurants, parking, even for apes. not apps about apes but for apes. how zoos are teaching apes with apps. but first, if you're looking to save money in the new year, there are six items you will pay less for in 2013. cnn's money team has found that flat screen tvs, solar energy panels, and ultrabooks are a good deal right now. we'll explain why and what the other three deals are straight ahead. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age.
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if you're looking to make a smart purchase this year, here are six items you want to buy. flat screen tvs, the price of 50 plus inch models cou s couls co 11% this year. solar energy panels once expensive have come down dramatically and could drop another 10% this year. and intel predicts that entry level ultrabooks will retail for $599 by the end of this year. if you're in the market for a car, consider heading to a used car lot.
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prices are expected to fall several hundred dollars from last year's average price of $16,000. gas prices are expected to be about 20 cents lower this year compared to last. and while airfares are expected to rise, vacation packages are being offered at deep discounts. well, something is happening to the apple corporation. that is not very apple-like. at all. the company's stock prices are down. and continuing to slide. so you can bet the shareholders will be pay very close attention in a couple of hours when apple executives publicly release their quarterly earnings report. dan simon is our silicon valley correspondent. we are talking about the most valuable company in the world, and their stock down 30% since september. what can apple execs say that will sound in any way good news? >> well, hi, martin. let's be clear, whatever apple comes out with today, any company would love to have those figures. but the problem is is the expectations for apple are so
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incredibly high and there is a sense that they may not be able to reach some of the expectations that investors have. as you mentioned, the stock prices down 30% since september, and there is a growing sense that perhaps the demand for the iphone and the ipad might be winning a bit. there has been some speculation that the tech blogs that suppliers for apple, that apple actually cut down the orders suggesting demand may not be as strong for the iphone 5 going forward. hopefully get a sense on the earnings call in terms of what the numbers will look like in the future, martin. >> the quarter they're reporting on includes the holidays. i'm wondering is that a realistic time to gauge a company's health and how did apple sales actually do over the holiday period? >> they did very well during the holiday period. and so you're right. so what we'll see, we'll probably see some very strong numbers for the holiday period, the question i think analysts and investors will have is what are things going to be -- what are things going to look like
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going forward? if there is one knock against apple, it is that they only come out with one iphone per year, one new model each year. if you look at their competitors, they come out with multiple phones at different price points every year. so i think analysts and investors are clamoring for the company to produce more products throughout the year that might appeal to different demographics, different price points throughout different parts of the world. i don't think we'll -- ted cook will reveal his hand just yet, the ceo, during this call. but i think people will want to see maybe some kind of road map, not only for the iphone and the ipad, but perhaps other products that might come down the line from apple. >> that was my next question is we're used to them coming up with some sort of groundbreaking device. can we expect something? >> you know, i think television is a great opportunity for apple. a lot of people have been talking about that. might they come out with their own tv in 2013? a lot of people thought they would have one this previous